Photographs: Gearagh, Co.Cork
Umbels of creamy-white flowers, 4-petalled. Small purple-black fruit.
Untoothed opposite leaves, turning reddish-purple in autumn. Leaves usually
with 5 or less pairs lateral veins. Reddish-green twigs. Height: To 4m.
Prefers neutral or calcareous soils. Woodland, hedgerows. Rare as a native, but often planted in gardens and amenity ground.
Photograph ID uncertain, but probably of White Dogwood, C. alba
Correction by Paul Green